Wilfrid Hodges, 1988 at the MFO
|Born||27 May 1941|
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford|
|Doctoral advisor||John Crossley|
|Doctoral students||Alex Wilkie|
|President of the DLMPST/IUHPST|
He attended New College, Oxford (1959-65), where he received degrees in both Literae Humaniores and (Christianic) Theology. In 1970 he was awarded a doctorate for a thesis in Logic. He lectured in both Philosophy and Mathematics at Bedford College, University of London. He has held visiting appointments in the department of philosophy at the University of California and in the department of mathematics at University of Colorado.
Hodges was President of the British Logic Colloquium, of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information and of the Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
Wilfrid Hodges' books are written in an informal style. The "Notes on Notation" in his book "Model theory" end with the following characteristic sentence:
When this 780-page book appeared in 1993, it became one of the standard textbooks on model theory. Due to its success an abbreviated version (but with a new chapter on stability theory) was published as a paperback.
Only first editions are listed.
| President of the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST)